Upcoming Events
Club Meeing - Bushfire Relief - Guest Speaker
Oct 14, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Club Meeting - World Polio day
Oct 21, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Club Meeting & AGM
Nov 18, 2020
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Meeting Responsibilities
Club Meeting Duty Member
Bilham, Ken
Reception / Cash Desk
Prudden, Eileen
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Joe Siragusa
October 2
Fran Chambers
October 25
Spouse Birthdays
Denise Busuttil
October 18
Lyn Johnson
October 27
Joe Siragusa
Joe Siragusa
October 1
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07th  October 2020, Volume No 74,  Issue No 15
From the Editor
Good mornington to my fellow Rotarians, I hope both you and your partners and families are all well and in good health.  Over the last weekend I ventured out of my residence to take what is now a somewhat rare/unusual outing, to visit the local Pharmancy for much need, definitely essential medication. My route took me down Main St and via the Mornington Recreation Park, and it was great to see many families out and about enjoying the Spring weather, with their children , all of which were observing our current Social Distancing Guidelines, great to see, and what was especially pleasing was to see some of the families utilising " our Long Table ". For those Aussie Rules tragic's it was a very interesting weekend of sport. For some of us our teams have finalised their season and will now "bow out", but for some of our readers and their partners, the season is still alive.
The final results of some of the games were very, very close, which Im sure produced some heart flutters. As for my team, the result was never in doubt.😳
If your team features above, then good luck over the coming weekend  👍
Club Social Evening - Last Wednesday Evening
For all those Members and their Partners who were able to log-on and join in last weeks Social Trivia and Dinner Evening, what a great night. A very big thanks from all of us go to Lyn, our intrepid Quiz Master and also to Joe, our Fine Dining Food Delivery Man. From all accounts the quality and quantity of the cuisine was of a very good standard.
Well done and your efforts combined to provide us with a " very pleasant break " from our normal " ZOOM Meetings.  Congratulations also go to our Mornington Rotary Trivia Champs in the Lancashire's, both David and Denise who successfully answered all but a few of the questions and both " dressed up " for the evening in some fine regalia, If my eyes were not mistaken I think I spied young David in a formal suit ??? , with Denise and her fascinator , in preparation for the upcoming Spring Racing Carnival.

Next Club Meeting & Guest Speaker : TONIGHT - Wednesday 7th October Commencing at 8;00pm !!!!
Our next Club Meeting will be tonight , Wednesday 07th October 2020, at the amended commencing time of 8:00pm, for those who regularly " attend " our ZOOM Meetings , the "normal start time " of 6:00pm might present you with a blank screen. The reason for the late start is to allow our very special Guest Speaker, Bevan Main, to tune in to the Aussie time slot, coming all the way from the USA.  Normally our Guest Speaker storyline and report comes after their appreance, but this week I thought it important to present Bevan's Bio in advance to allow us to a bit of a preview into his amazing studies and research within the Medical field, so heres is our upcoming Guest Speaker.
Our past Australian Rotary Health PHD Scholarship Holder, Bevan Main, will be speaking to us from the USA. 
Bevan’s original PHD study related to Parkinson’s disease.  Bevan moved to the USA in 2016 for his postdoctoral training with Dr. Mark Burns in the Laboratory for Brain Injury and Dementia, in theNeuroscience Department at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC. In 2019 he was promoted to an early career Research Assistant Professor within the same department, where his research focuses on understanding how repetitive head impacts and moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) contributes to the development of neurodegenerative disorders later in life. His research is of particular importance as it investigates the nature and long-term consequence of repetitive head impacts on the brain and its contribution to the development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disease that has recently been identified in AFL football players and has received a good amount of media coverage lately, especially in the sports pages. Come along, join in and log-on to find out more.
Also an Important Note, for tonights Meeting :
Given that it is a few days before Lift the Lid Day, we are inviting everyone to WEAR A HAT and contribute $20 on the night. And anyone who does not wear a hat ….well maybe they can donate more …so please get in the Spirit and wear a Hat. 
Meeting ID: 927 056 436      Password: 294331
Birthdays/ Anniversaries 

This week we acknowledge the Birthday of one of our new Club Members,  Joe Siragusa,  for last Friday 02nd October 2020.
On behalf of our President Ross, The Board, all our Members and their Partners we wish to extend a very big Happy Birthday wish to Joe on your special day. 
Well done Joe and we all wish you the best of happiness and health.
President’s Report – 07th October 2020
Presidents Thoughts…
I have reflected over the last couple of weeks, prompted by both the Council elections, and a few other on line events I have attended, about the relevance of Rotary International’s themes, both last year, connecting communities, and this year, creating opportunities. It’s remarkable how digital platforms, like Zoom, and Facebook are enabling us to attend everything from town hall meetings, to conversations with interstate and international  “gurus” of any chosen field. This is one of the positives of COVID19, it has created the opportunity for these connections, and embedded on line communication into our lives. It doesn’t replace traditional ways, but it’s a whole new opportunity.
Congratulations to the Quick Quiz Champions, David and Denise, who were so well dressed for the occasion, I hope everyone enjoyed it and thanks again to Joe and Lyn for enabling it.  
Upcoming meeting – this Wednesday Night @8pm  
Australian Rotary Health. Please invite partners and friends to this week’s meeting that celebrates Lift the Lid Day on Saturday the 10th  
Victor will be hosting and remember it’s at 8pm not 6pm on Zoom Meeting ID: 927 056 436  
We will also be joined by our Indigenous Scholarship Holder – Molly King. 
And because Australian Rotary Health is so important to the Club we will formally be asking for approval of another Australian Rotary Health PHD Scholarship. 
“That the club approves another Australian Rotary Health PHD Scholarship, this time for research into bowel cancer.  This involves a financial commitment of $12k pa for 3 years, (possibly 3.5) so a total of $36k (possibly $42k). It is likely to start in the 2021-22 year. Ross Kilborn has committed to contribute 50% of this, on the understanding that the Scholarship is called the Mornington Rotary Club – Reg Kilborn PHD Scholarship, in memory of his father who died of this disease. He encourages other members to make a direct contribution. The balance will be funded from Club Project funds”.  
Progress with our potential community projects.
Thanks to a conversation with John Baker, CEO at the Council we now have two important meetings set up for next week with his senior Executives 
  1. The Director of Community, to discuss with Victor, who is Chairing our new Significant New Project Group, our potential projects to assist with homelessness and
  1. The Director of Place, to discuss with Peter Jay, our Community Chair, the various potential beautification projects that are on the table.
I really look forward to being able to report progress. 
The Bay Trail, 
The Peninsula Cluster Clubs have now submitted to Council a summary of the broad scope of the various projects we could undertake to celebrate the Australian Centenary next year. In Mornington it depends on exactly where the trail will run, and considers a number of beautification options between Mornington Station and the beach including Gateway Park.
District 9820 Club Project Showcase this Sunday, you should have all received invitations to an on line District Show case this Sunday at 2pm. It’s a good chance to see what clubs are up to and in particular both the Bay Trail and Bushfire relief are on the agenda.
Mt.Eliza Rotary Club – Federal MP Tim Wilson on his new book “The New Social Contract”  You should have all received an invitation to a Mt.Eliza Rotary Club fundraiser next Tuesday night. Details at
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